How to find a missing folder which was moved by accident in Outlook?
You may have accidentally moved a folder in Outlook, but it is not easy to find that folder and move it back to its original location. This article will introduce four methods to help you find a missing folder moved by accident in Outlook.
Find a missing folder which was moved by accident with the Folder Size option
Find a missing folder which was moved by accident with the Search and Browse feature
Find a missing folder which was moved by accident with VBA code
Easily find a missing folder which was moved by accident with an amazing tool
Supposing the name of the missing folder is “Internal”, you can find it with browsing all folder names in the Folder Size dialog box. Please do as follows.
1. Right click the email account in the Navigation Pane and then click Data File Properties from the right-clicking menu. See screenshot:
2. In the Outlook Today dialog box and under the General tab, click the Folder Size button. In the opening Folder Size dialog box, find your missing folder in the folder box. See screenshot:
3. Go back to Outlook main interface, find the folder according to the above folder path, then manually drag the folder back to where it belongs.
If you remember the title of any emails in the missing folder, you can find the folder by searching the email title as below steps shown.
1. Click on the Search box, change the search scope to All Mailboxes, and then enter any words of the email title into the Search box. See screenshot:
2. Then the email is searched out and listed in the mail list, please double click to open it.
3. Press the Ctrl + Shift + F keys to open the Advanced Find dialog box (or you can just select the email and click Search > Search Tools > Advanced Find). In the dialog box, you can see the name of the folder where the selected email is located displayed in the In box, please click the Browse button.
4. In the Select Folder(s) dialog box, you will see where the missing folder is currently located. Remember the folder path and then click the OK button.
5. Go back to Outlook main interface, find the missing folder according to the above folder path, then manually drag the folder back to its original location.
If you remember the name of the missing folder, you can find it by its name directly.
1. Press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.
2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, click Insert > Module. Then copy below VBA code into the code window.
VBA code: find a missing folder with its name
Private g_Folder As Outlook.MAPIFolder Private g_Find As String Public Sub FindFolder() Dim xFldName As String Dim xFolders As Outlook.Folders Dim xYesNo As Integer On Error Resume Next Set g_Folder = Nothing g_Find = "" xFldName = InputBox("Folder name:", "Kutools for Outlook") If Trim(xFldName) = "" Then Exit Sub g_Find = xFldName g_Find = UCase(g_Find) Set xFolders = Application.Session.Folders LoopFolders xFolders If Not g_Folder Is Nothing Then xYesNo = MsgBox("Activate folder: " & vbCrLf & g_Folder.FolderPath, vbQuestion Or vbYesNo, "Kutools for Outlook") If xYesNo = vbYes Then Set Application.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder = g_Folder End If Else MsgBox "Not found", vbInformation, "Kutools for Outlook" End If End Sub Private Sub LoopFolders(Folders As Outlook.Folders) Dim xFolder As Outlook.MAPIFolder Dim xFound As Boolean On Error Resume Next xFound = False For Each xFolder In Folders If UCase(xFolder.Name) = g_Find Then xFound = True If xFound Then Set g_Folder = xFolder Exit For Else LoopFolders xFolder.Folders If Not g_Folder Is Nothing Then Exit For End If Next End Sub
3. Press the F5 key to run the code.
4. In the Kutools for Outlook dialog box, enter the name of the missing folder into the text box and then click the OK button.
5. Click the Yes button in the following dialog box.
6. Then the missing folder is opened immediately in the Navigation Pane, please manually drag the folder back to where it belongs.
Click here to download Kutools for Outlook first.
1. After installing Kutools for Outlook, click Kutools Plus > Go To. See screenshot:
2. In the Go To dialog box, you need to configure as follows.
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